PMCH Faculty


Karl Anderson, MDProfessor

Contact Information

Ewing Hall, Suite 3.102L, 700 Harborside Drive, Galveston, Texas
Phone: 409-772-4661
Fax: 409-772-6287
Mailing address: University of Texas Medical Branch, 301 University Boulevard, Galveston, Texas 77555-1109

Karl Anderson, MD

Dr. Anderson serves as Professor in the Departments of Preventive Medicine and Community Health (PMCH) and Internal Medicine (Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology), is a Member of the Institute for Translational Sciences (ITS) and the Academy of Research Mentors (ARM), and Director of the Clinical Science PhD/MS Graduate Program. His educational interests focus on the graduate and post-graduate training and mentoring of future translational investigators. He is a gastroenterologist-hepatologist with a primary interest in human porphyrias. He directs the Porphyria Laboratory and Center, which is a national resource for research, diagnosis and treatment of these rare and neglected diseases. The Center is part of the NIH-supported Porphyrias Consortium, which is within the NIH Rare Diseases Clinical Research Network (RDCRN). Additional grants from the FDA Office of Orphan Product Development and industry support clinical and preclinical studies of new and existing therapies for porphyrias. Funding from the American Porphyria Foundation’s Protect the Future program supports junior faculty who wish to become future porphyria experts and investigators.

  • BA, Johns Hopkins University
  • MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Internship/Residency, Internal Medicine, Vanderbilt University Hospital
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center
  • Fellowship in Gastroenterology, New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center
  • Heme metabolism and the porphyrias
  • Nutrition and drug and hormone metabolism
  • Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health
  • Department of Internal Medicine